Saint Marie Records

Sway


Now a solo project of founding member Andrew Saks, Sway began making noise in 1999 in Ventura, California. Sway was originally a four-piece garage rock outfit consisting of Andrew, Amber Carlson, Seth Eubanks, and Vince Alatorre, playing shows and confusing audiences up and down the west coast with its blurry wall of sound. Sway has previously released a few indie EP’s including the shoegaze renaissance classic The Millia Pink And Green EP in 2003. The most recent release, This Was Tomorrow is both Sway’s first full-length release and it’s last with musical contributions by all four of its original members

Andrew’s songwriting and sonic ideals are deeply rooted in the music he was surrounded by while coming of age, late 70′s and 80′s pop music. Falling asleep nightly while listening to 1980′s pop and R&B, and then waking up, late at night in a dark dreamlike haze with New Order, Swing Out Sister, Talking Heads, Pet Shop Boys, Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam whispering through his Walkman’s headphones, the sonic memory of such experiences keep Sway from ever giving itself over fully to the traditional shoegaze idioms. The quest to recreate these musical properties is what later led Andrew to embrace and be further influenced by the blissful textures of dreampop visionaries such as The Cocteau Twins, Medicine, and My Bloody Valentine

The latest addition to Sway’s sonic palette is the 8-bit textures of 80′s video gaming consoles. These unmistakable textures add to the nostalgia, and help Sway move closer to Andrew’s goal of writing the score to his childhood memories. Andrew now lives in Nipomo, California with his wife and two kids